Crackling Campfires Warm Cool Fall Evenings in the Parks
Fairfax County parks are hosting a trio of campfire programs on Saturday, October 21, 2017, that will appeal to stargazers and nature lovers.
Register for the Astronomy Campfire at Riverbend Park and learn what ancient cultures saw in the stars. Hear tales about the constellations and make s’mores over the campfire’s embers. This program for participants age four to adult runs from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $8 per person, and children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Riverbend Park is located at 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA. For more information, call 703-759-9018 or visit Riverbend Park.
Stargazing is also the focus at Burke Lake Park’s campfire from 8 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a stroll along the lakeshore as you learn about constellations and other night-sky features. Our astronomical naturalist identifies the stars for you and will have some telescopes on hand for you to use. The evening concludes with a campfire. S’mores ingredients will be provided, and you’re welcome to bring your own hot dogs to roast. The cost of this program for participants age three to adult is $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered for the program.
Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. For more information, call 703-323-6600 or visit Burke Lake Park.
At Royal Lake Park, explore the woodlands and lakefront spots where wildlife hides and resides. Take a guided walk with a naturalist to enjoy the park as darkness falls. Wrap up the evening with a cozy campfire and s’mores. This program runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and the cost is $8 per person. The program is designed for participants age three to adult.
Royal Lake Park is located at 5344 Gainsborough Dr, Fairfax, VA. For more information, call 703-569-3464 or visit Royal Lake Park.